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We Ranked the Best-Smelling Body Lotions of All Time

From Palmer's Cocoa Butter Formula to Victoria's Secret Love Spell, these are the undisputed best-scented body creams ever made.
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Body lotion is one of the few beauty products that almost every woman uses, so when a brand comes out with a great one, within months it'll grace everybody's bathroom countertop. But what separates the small players from the showstoppers?

We're convinced that when it comes to body lotion, it's the smell. There's something addictive about a body lotion that both makes your skin touchably soft and makes it smell like dessert, or fresh flowers, or that "je ne sais quoi" that you want to inhale until you pass out. The jury's still out on whether or not it's scientifically addictive, but how else can you explain burning through a full tub of body butter in a single week? They call us beauty junkies for a reason.

There are body lotions that smell good, and then there are body lotions that have defined a generation. To honor those legendary scented lotions, we decided to round up a list of the absolute best. From Bath & Body Works elixirs to Victoria's Secret, Philosophy and more, these are the 15 best-smelling body lotions of all time. Did your signature body lotion make the cut?

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Best-Smelling Body Lotion No. 15: Soap & Glory The Righteous Body Butter
This creamier-than-creamy body butter from Soap & Glory, $15, literally sells every 20 seconds. (As in, literally, literally.) We can't help but think it's mostly due to the brand's unmistakable "Original Pink" fragrance, which is rosy and oh-so-luxurious.

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Best-Smelling Body Lotion No. 14: J.R. Watkins Apothecary Hand & Body Lotion in Lemon Cream
This essential oil-packed body lotion in lemon cream, $9.99, is a classic for a reason. Both sweet and citrusy, it smells like a home-baked lemon bar combined with a summery citrus popsicle. In other words, the type of scent that kind of makes your eyes roll to the back of your head with pleasure every time you catch a whiff.

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Best-Smelling Body Lotion No. 13: Cake Heavy Cream Intensive Body Balm
Dessert-lovers go weak in the knees at the slightest hint of this birthday cake-scented body butter, $26. The rich texture and sugary scent could almost be mistaken for frosting. In fact, we may have tried to lick it off our skin once or twice. (Spoiler alert: It doesn't taste anywhere near as good as it smells.)

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Best-Smelling Body Lotion No. 12: L'Occitane Almond Milk Concentrate
L'Occitane lotions come in so many hypnotic fragrances, and this almond-scented body butter, $50, is one of their most popular. The understated nuttiness offers just the right amount of fragrance -- not too artificial or perfumed. It's the perfect everyday body lotion for women who want to smell consistently, yet subtly, delicious.

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BY AMANDA MONTELL | DEC 21, 2015 | SHARES
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